Category Archives: Geography

Explore the World: Landmarks

http://nontoygifts.com/treasure-hunt-for-kids-landmarks-of-the-world-free-printable/

 

Your journey begins here:

Part 1: Statue of Liberty: Why did it turn green?

Resources:

  1. http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/most_famous_landmarks.htm
  2. http://www.howtallisthestatueofliberty.org/why-is-the-statue-of-liberty-green/
  3. http://www.nyhistory.org/community/when-did-the-statue-of-liberty-turn-green
  4. http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-is-the-statue-of-liberty-green

 

Part 2:  The Eiffel Tower

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Video

  1. https://kidskonnect.com/places/eiffel-tower/
  2. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/eiffeltower.html

Other: https://theadventurousmailbox.com/

 

 

Good Old Trees

The oldest living trees are older than you might think!


This one is in Sweden.

The oldest in the US?

Methuselah, a bristlecone pine tree from California’s White Mountains, is thought to be almost 5,000 years old—and the oldest non-clonal tree in the world. The exact location of the gnarled, twisted Methuselah is a Forest Service secret, for its protection (that might not be it above).Apr 26, 2014″

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=29879

Building Big!

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Do you like learning about the WONDERS of the WORLD?

Bridges? Domes?

Do you like challenges?

If the answer is YES, then click here.

  1. Some Bridges: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/akashi_kaikyo.html
  2. Domes: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/olympic_stadium.html
  3. Skyscapers: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/empire_state.html
  4. Dams: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/hoover.html
  5. Tunnels: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/london_underground.html
  6. The Labs (Experiments): http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/shapes.html

For Teachers / Parents:

  1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/educator/pla_grid_12hr.html

Make Your Own Board Games

  1. USA Explorer a.k.a. “Forbidden USA” . Object: Save 4 major USA landmarks before the United States sinks from Global warming.
    1. Resources:
      1. http://www.latlong.net/place/statue-of-liberty-national-monument-new-york-usa-2122.html
      2. http://www.latlong.net/place/navy-pier-terminal-chicago-il-usa-12482.html
      3. Original Forbidden Island
      4. USA State Trivia:
        1. http://www.50states.com/
    2. Other:
      1. Location of World Cities.
      2. https://geoalliance.asu.edu/ResourcesLinks
      3. http://missiongeography.org/
      4. http://missiongeography.org/k4master.htm
  2. Candyland type “journey from Start to Finish” Games.

For Teachers:

1.https://geoalliance.asu.edu/node/185

2. http://missiongeography.org/I-3-1.pdf

 

Chicago

Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?

If so, write me a note! Here are some resources to help you:

Chicago videos in general:

https://www.brainpop.com/search/?keyword=chicago

Some Biographies:

  1. Obama
    1. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/pres/obama/timeline.shtml
  2. Oprah
  3. Louis Armstrong
  4. Mae Jemison

Here’s your world population guide. How big is Chicago? Where does it rank? http://www.worldatlas.com/citypops.htm

The Blues:

  1. http://www.corndancer.com/tunes/tunes_lp019/lp12_writinblues.html
  2. http://www.jamesfrankel.com/Writing%20Blues%20Lyrics%20Hand.htm

https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/blues/

The My Sister Stole My Teddybear Blues

The Clean Your Room Blues:

handouts:

  1. http://www.corndancer.com/tunes/tunes_lp019/lp019_text/dannychicago-prnt.pdf
  2. http://www.jamesfrankel.com/Writing%20Blues%20Lyrics%20Hand.htm

Other Blues inspirations:

Stevie Ray Vaughn cover of Mary Had A Little Lamb:

Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone-Bill Withers:

Classic Muddy Waters:

Classic Riffs:

Great Chicago Fire:

  1. http://www.history.com/topics/great-chicago-fire
  2. http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/greatchicagofire18711.htm
  3. http://www.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Great_Chicago_Fire
  4. http://www.chicagohistory.org/mychicago/pdf/lesson3.pdf
  5. http://www.american-historama.org/1866-1881-reconstruction-era/great-chicago-fire.htm

Real Pirates of Chicago:

  1. http://whydah.com/real-pirates/
  2. https://tallshipwindy.com/activities/real-pirates-of-the-inland-seas/
  3. http://whydah.com/real-pirates/

W is for Windy (Chicago History)

Population:

Where does Chicago rank in population? Is it one of the biggest or “most populous” or “most crowded” city in the world or not?

  1. http://www.worldatlas.com/citypops.htm

Kids GuideS to Chicago:

  1. New York Times
  2. NYT #2 
  3. http://www.choosechicago.com/articles/view/FAMILY-ACTIVITIES/123/
  4. timeout Chicago

Destinations:

  1. http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/
  2. http://www.sheddaquarium.org/
  3. https://www.fieldmuseum.org/
  4. http://www.artic.edu/
  5. http://sweetmandybs.com/
  6. http://johnsplace.com/
  7. http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park.html
  8. http://www.garfield-conservatory.org/
  9. chicagochildrensmuseum

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My journey begins each day at the Sheraton Grand, Chicago. Where can I walk to? I’m willing to walk up to a mile or 20 minutes….( but not OVER 1 mile or 2 minutes)

 

Reading A to Z Books:

  1. Chicago Fire

Bookstores:

  1. http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/
  2. http://www.magictreebooks.com/

Geography

Longitude and Latitude Finder:

http://www.latlong.net/

 

U.S.A Geography: 50 States

http://www.census.gov/schools/census_for_kids/

http://www.netstate.com/

http://www.postcardsfrom.com/stamp/stamp.html

http://www.50states.com

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/

Train of States

http://writingfix.com/wac/HistoryFix/Riding_Train_of_States1.htm

 

Exploring by Sea!

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/1300.shtml

http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~vaucher/History/Ships_Discovery/

http://www.ducksters.com/history/renaissance/age_of_exploration_and_discovery.php

http://mrnussbaum.com/explorersflash/